drumming classes

Summer West African Drumming Class

I will be teaching a West African drumming class at Brighton Music Center on Wednesday nights beginning July 11 to August 22 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The class will be for beginner to intermediate level drummers.

Over the course of six classes we’ll learn the basics of hand drumming and play djembe drumming pieces from Mali and Guinea in West Africa. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the djembe and dun dun and rhythms associated with each piece. We’ll also learn songs that go with the drumming, as well as musical arrangements for the ensemble. There will also be an opportunity to learn drum solos that go with each piece.

Classes will take place in July 11, 18, 25 and August 8, 15, 22 – there’s no class on August 4.

You can pay for the course in two different packages: all six classes for $75 or three classes for $50. If you’d prefer to drop for a single class the cost will be $20.

For Those Who Keep Up

It’s turning out to be a very busy summer. I’ve been playing a lot and I’ll be moving soon, so there hasn’t been time to organize a drumming class. I plan to move into a studio space near the East End Co-op in July, so as soon as I can get set up there, I start offering classes again.

Thanks for your patience.

I promise to post things about when and where I’ll be performing in the future.